Life On A Star Family Conference I

Saturday, August 15 to Saturday, August 22

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As a family conference, we strive to build community across all age levels and varieties of families, promoting physical and emotional safety for everyone. Daily morning and afternoon youth groups run by experienced and enthusiastic leaders occur during adult theme talks and workshops. At all other times parents are responsible for their children in planned or spontaneous intergenerational, recreational, and individual activities.

Your week of renewal offers workshops that teach new skills, encourage creativity, explore timely topics, invite inner journeys, or stimulate physical activity. Each week includes a soft ball game; topnotch musicale; joyous, uproarious talent show; porch music jams; natural history; art show; and open mike at Starlight Café. There is time for relaxed sociability, quiet reading, and time to just be.

Theme: Building Community

All of us live in a variety of communities, based on geography, family ties, or mutual interest. For a week at Star we enter into intentional community. How can we strengthen and support the communities in which we live, be they close-knit or global, intentional or otherwise? Theme Speaker Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, Senior Minister to the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York, will explore issues of community in the context of religion. How will liberal religions come together? What will religious communities look like in the 21st century? What constitutes a congregation? What changes are we ready for?

Minister: Rev. Carlton Elliot Smith, Central Unitarian Church, Paramus NJ

Chairs: Becky Friedkin and David Jones. (203) 407-1146,

Registration: A room & board deposit of $150/person and conference registration fee of $90/adult (18 and up) or $70/child (17 and under) are due with registration. Mail check, payable to "LOAS," registration form, and business-sized SASE ($.42) to Patti Emmons, 104 Columbine Drive , West Grove , PA 19390 , (484) 467-9017, Registration begins on March 10. Registrations postmarked before then will be treated as postmarked on March 10. Registrations postmarked after March 10 will be accepted, if space is available, according to postmark date. Room & board deposits and registration fees are refundable until July 3.

Scholarships: A scholarship fund is available to give partial grants to those in need of financial aid. Contact the registrar for a scholarship form or see our website for further details.

Adult Rates (18+)






7-Night Conferences






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Youth Rates

Under 6

6-11 Yrs

12-17 Yrs

7-Night Youth




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Boat Schedule: Depart Rye Saturday, August 15, 2:00 and 3:45 p.m. Depart Star Island Saturday, August 22, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.